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Troilus And Cressida

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About the Show Less...

Cheek by Jowl's invigorating new version of Shakespeare's timeless tale. Read More >

The Trojan War, the defining legend of western literature, is stripped to its raw heart in Shakespeare’s scathing satire on glory, chivalry and doomed love. After seven years of fighting, the Greeks and the Trojans have reached a stalemate. As each renews its thirst for bloodshed, they discover that heroes and heroines do not only fall in battle.

By turns terrifying, hilarious and passionate Troilus And Cressida is Cheek by Jowl’s most ambitious, large-scale production to date. This four week run as part of bite08 is the only opportunity to see Cheek by Jowl’s English language work in the UK this year.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 22/05/2008

Opening Night: 28/05/2008

Closing Night: 14/06/2008

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Cast & Creative


Director - Declan Donnellan

Producer - Cheek by Jowl

Designer - Nick Omerod

Choreographer - Jane Gibson

Lighting Designer - Judith Greenwood

Author - William Shakespeare

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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